Two musicians of the group Tower of Power were seriously injured in a train accident and were hospitalized Thursday night in Oakland, California.
Tower of Power’s drummer David Garibaldi, 70 and touring bassist Marc van Wageningen were struck by an Amtrak train when the musicians were walking from the hotel the band was staying to the venue for their gig.
Tower of Power is an influential and award winning music group that has helped shape the genre of R&B for the past 50 years. …Read the rest »
At least seven people were killed and more than 200 were injured, some critically, in an Amtrak train accident the night of May 12, 2015.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the train headed to New York City from Washington derailed and crashed in Philadelphia.
The northbound train was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members when it derailed.
News reports say a number of passengers have suffered severe head and back injuries as a result of being thrown around. Eight victims were listed in critical condition.
Our heartfelt condolences go to all the families that have lost loved ones in this horrible train crash. We also wish the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. …Read the rest »
More than two dozen people were injured, four critically, in a Metrolink train accident in Ventura County the morning of February 24, 2015.
According to an NBC news report, the Metrolink train was on the Ventura County Line tracks between Camarillo and Oxnard, about 70 miles west of Los Angeles, when it collided with a truck on the tracks and derailed.
Officials say the conductor of the Los Angeles-bound train …Read the rest »
Los Angeles based Metrolink has announced that it will become the first commuter rail system in the country to implement a state-of-the-art collision avoidance technology known as positive train control.
According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the system, known as PTC, tracks a train’s speed and position and whether it has run a red light.
The advanced safety system can also stop or slow the train if the driver fails to do so.
Under a federal mandate set forth by the Rail Safety Improvement Act, the PTC system must be …Read the rest »
The family of an engineer, who was killed in a train collision in Oxnard between a commuter train and a pickup truck, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Metrolink and Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Los Angeles Times reports. The adult children of 62-year-old Glenn Steele allege that negligence in the design and operation o the rail car led to their father’s death. In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Shawn and Kara Steele sought compensation for damages including medical care and funeral and burial costs for their late father. …Read the rest »